Our paper

Our FSC and PEFC certified house stock is LumiArt and LumiSilk, which we buy direct from the mill in Finland. Lumi, with its reputation for sharpness, whiteness and smoothness has exceptional qualities that make it particularly suited to the kind of print Bishops is known for i.e. brochures, high-end catalogues, magazines, folders and inserts.

Quality print requires quality paper

LumiArt is wood-free, multi-coated glossy art paper and board, which is ideal if you are printing lots of images, but limited text. LumiSilk, which is also wood-free and multi-coated is incredibly white and bright and perfect when you need to bring out the beauty of both images and text.

The technical bit (in case you're interested!)

The fibre source of Lumi paper is virgin soft wood from sustainable forestry in Finland. The pulp is bleached using an Elementary Chlorine Free (ECF) process which removes the naturally occurring polymer, Lignin, that's responsible for the brownish white colour associated with the pages of newspapers and paperback books. Wood free is a confusing description since Lumi paper is obviously derived from wood! What it actually means is that it doesn't contain any unbleached, mechanically ground wood fibres and that all of the lignin and other impurities have been removed. This makes the paper whiter and less likely to discolour over time.

Request a complimentary sample pack

Our bespoke paper sample packs provide A5 samples of both LumiSilk and LumiArt in the following paper weights: 90gsm, 100gsm, 115gsm, 130gsm, 150gsm, 170gsm, 200gsm, 250gsm and 300gsm. We created them to make your life a little easier. Now you can see and feel for yourself the difference between your paper and board choices.

To receive your complimentary paper sample pack, simply complete the enquiry form below, remembering to give your full name and business address. (Please note that packs are limited to one per company site, subject to availability).

If you would like to know more about our uncoated stock (Horizon Offset, supplied direct by Elliott Baxter) or the availability of any other paper stocks, please do contact us using the details below.